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#1331 of 2986 Ranger front brakes not releasing
Jun 15, 2005 (9:48 am)
I have a 1999 Range Supercab that I consider an excellent truck, but have had trouble with the front brakes for the last three years, replaced the pads 5 or 6 times, the passenger side rotor twice, completely flushed the fluid lines and filled with new fluid, but the problem persisted. Last week I finally bit the bullet and my wife brought it into a dealer service center. The problem was with rust build up on the caliper that inteferes with the ability for the moving side to slide in and out. The fix was some silicone compound that Ford came up with about a year, or so, ago as a solution to a problem that afflicts virtually every truck Ford makes. When my wife asked about a recall, she was told just that, every truck for the last 6 or more years would be recalled. So apparently, the awareness by Ford of this problem is being kept quiet except to dealers. I'm out $400.00 for this last fix and probably $200.00 more trying to do it myself. Has anyone else had this same problem? My brakes were so bad that the mechanic wouldn't allow my wife to drive home before they were fixed.
#1332 of 2986 Re: 96 ranger clicking, won't start, but not the battery!! [brysue]
Jun 15, 2005 (4:16 pm)
could be loose connection on a 12v source(check wires related to starting system) .....most likely the starter is hung up or there is a loose connection on it...you could try just tapping on it with a hammer while an other person turns the key to start it and if it does start up you know you need a starter
Jun 15, 2005 (4:18 pm)
i was wondering if anyone knew the location of the clutch start sensor on a 1991 Ford Ranger STX 4.0
#1335 of 2986 89 Ranger leaking gas like crazy!
Jun 15, 2005 (5:01 pm)
Just has a major tune up of my 4 cylinder 89 Ranger, New Belts, hoses, etc. after 110k miles. Started smelling gas but thought that I might have overfilled the tank. Yeah, I know, stupid to think it might go away.
Anyway, took a major trip today to pick up a boat. Spent $89 for gas for a 200 mile trip and ran out of gas. Carried a spare gas can and made it to a gas station. Got home and noticed a steady stream on the pavement when I was backing the boat into the driveway. Major gas leak but only when engine is running I think. Is it the fuel line? Something a shade tree mechanic can do or is this a "dealer special"? thanks for the help!
#1336 of 2986 92 ford ranger 6 cyl 2.9litre starting problem
Jun 15, 2005 (10:54 pm)
Hi, i need some help with my 92 ford ranger XLT... i can start it right up but if i do not let it warm up for about 3-5 minutes... as soon as i put it in drive or press on gas it dies and i cant start it for around 10-15 minutes after that. anyone have a resolution or any ideas on this problem? any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you
#1337 of 2986 Re: Ranger Flex Fuel [ranger99]
Jun 16, 2005 (9:21 am)
The gas you are talking about is called E85. It is 85% Ethanol and 15% gasoline. Check out this site for info about where to buy and what vehicles can use it.
Hope this helps.
#1338 of 2986 Re: 1998 Ford Ranger Seat Release Handle [rangerman1]
Jun 16, 2005 (10:34 am)
I don't know where you can find one, but if you do find one, let me know. I have the identical problem with my 2001 Ranger. Wish Ford and other US manufacturers would go back to metal parts in lieu of the cheap plastic they are so fond of.
#1339 of 2986 Re: Can Somebody Help Me Out??? [mikeb2k5]
Jun 16, 2005 (6:14 pm)
mikeb2k5...Thanx for that tip. Reading this string it probably saved me a trip to the dealer and a shaft on a repair. I had a steady ABS light, Check engine, flashing O/D Off, dead speedometer and an erratic shifting problem. All these things happened within minutes of each other. I saw your reply to someone elses problem and said it couldnt hurt to try. 4 minutes later I started my car and the dash was CLEAR!!!! No lights what-so-ever. Took it for a test drive and cant even tell there was a problem. On a side note the guy at the parts counter started singing the song "Another one bites the dust." Kinda funny. The part # on the motorcraft box is, BRAB-130 F85Z-2L373-AC. Awesome.
#1340 of 2986 Re: 2004 4.0 auto Ranger xlt lemon?? [vette_tech]
Jun 16, 2005 (7:33 pm)
I have a 98 ranger my problems are simillar. but i have a check engine light on what it could be is a vaccum leak at the upper intake plenum it's plastic and warps or cracks ford has since came up with a new one thats not all plastic